Faculty Profile

Mark Albert

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Computer Science and Engineering
College
College of Engineering

    

Education

PhD, Cornell University, 2010.
Major: Computational Biology
Dissertation Title: Normative Visual Development: innate learning in the early visual system
Carnegie Mellon University, 2004.
Major: Computational Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, 2004.
Major: Computational Neuroscience
Universität Wien, 2001.
Major: AI-Related Coursework
BS, Pittsburg State University, 2000.
Major: Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics

Current Scheduled Teaching*

BMEN 5280.001, AI for Wearables and Healthcare, Fall 2021
CSCE 5280.001, AI for Wearables and Healthcare, Fall 2021
CSCE 4890.712, Directed Study, Fall 2021
CSCE 5934.712, Directed Study, Fall 2021
CSCE 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
INFO 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
CSCE 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2021
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Fall 2021
CSCE 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

CSCE 2996.712, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus
CSCE 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2021
CSCE 5934.712, Directed Study, Spring 2021
CSCE 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
INFO 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
CSCE 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2021
INFO 6900.707, Special Problems, Spring 2021
BMEN 5900.809, Special Problems in Biomedical Engineering, Spring 3W1 2021
BMEN 5280.001, AI for Wearables and Healthcare, Fall 2020 SPOT
CSCE 5280.001, AI for Wearables and Healthcare, Fall 2020 SPOT
INFO 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
CSCE 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2020
CSCE 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
CSCE 5214.001, Software Development for Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2020 SPOT
CSCE 5214.004, Software Development for Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2020 SPOT
CSCE 5214.008, Software Development for Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2020
CSCE 2900.712, Special Problems in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2020
CSCE 2999Z.712, CSCE Research, Summer 10W 2020
CSCE 5934.712, Directed Study, Spring 2020
CSCE 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2020
INFO 6660.012, Readings in Information Science, Spring 2020
CSCE 4930.712, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CSCE 5933.712, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CSCE 4890.712, Directed Study, Fall 2019
CSCE 5934.712, Directed Study, Fall 2019
CSCE 3996.002, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Fall 2019
CSCE 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 8W2 2019
CSCE 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2019
CSCE 4205.001, Introduction to Machine Learning, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 5215.001, Machine Learning, Fall 2019 SPOT
CSCE 5215.600, Machine Learning, Fall 2019 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Albert, M. (2017). Albert MV, Shparii I, Zhao X (2017) “The applicability of inertial sensors for locomotion and posture” in Locomotion and Posture in Older Adults: The Role of Aging and Movement Disorders. Editors: Fabio Augusto Barbieri and Rodrigo Vitório. Springer.
Albert, M. (2009). Albert MV, Field DJ (2009) Neural Representation and Coding. Encyclopedia of Perception, Ed. E.B. Goldstein et al., SAGE Press.. SAGE Press.
Conference Proceeding
Xiao, T., Tabashum, T., Olness, G., Mahbub, I., Berman, D., Tasneem, N., Albert, M. (2020). Mobile Diarization Dashboard Application and Remote Vocalization Sensor Prototype for Evaluating Communication Rehabilitation Effectiveness. 2020 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference.
Meyarian, A., Namdari, H., Yuan, X., Albert, M., Roeske, J. C. (2020). Phantom Tumor Tracking in Dual-Energy Fluoroscopy using a Kalman Filter. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM). 2023--2026.
Mayarian, A., Namdari, H., Yuan, X., Roeske, J., Albert, M. V. (2020). Phantom Tumor Tracking in Dual-Energy Fluoroscopy using a Kalman Filter. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM), Seoul, Korea, 2020, pp. 2023-2026, doi: 10.1109/BIBM49941.2020.9313322..
Nacar, E., Nanda, D., Albert, B., Panici, C., Albert, M. V. (2020). Temporal Distance Map: A warped isochrone map depicting accurate travel times. GEOProcessing 2020 - The Twelfth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services..
Rafiq, R., Modave, F., Guha, S., Albert, M. V. (2020). Validation methods to promote real-world applicability of machine learning in medicine. The 3rd International Conference on Digital Medicine and Image Processing (DMIP 2020). November 6-9, 2020..
Wang, S., Park, J., Park, H., Nanda, D., Albert, M. V. (2020). Wearable spasticity estimation and validation using machine learning. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM). Seoul, Korea, 2020, pp. 2109-2112, doi: 10.1109/BIBM49941.2020.9313130..
Xiao, T., Tabashum, T., Jebamalaidass, R., Du, A., Leal, M., Oliviera, E., Metwally, B., Albert, M. V. (2020). “Conversation Moderator: A mobile app for tracking individual speaking in group conversations”, 14th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2020), San Diego, Feb 3-5, 2020..
Ranasinghe, I., Jayaraman, A., Xiao, T., Dantu, R., Thompson, M. A., Albert, M. (2020). Home Care Robotic Assistant Prototype for Remote Human Supervision: Development and Pilot Analysis of Exercise Repetition Counting over Multiple Viewing Angles. 1. ARCM: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Kwon, S., Sindu, P., Nickele, K., Zavos, P., Sugianto, A., Albert, M. (2019). Accelerometer-Based Activity Classification Algorithm for Toddlers: Machine Learning Approach: 1364: Board\# 126 May 30 9: 30 AM-11: 00 AM. Other. 51(6), 363--364. LWW.
Georgaras, A., Urs, N., Nolan, P., Singh, H., Albert, M. (2019). Efficient visual neural coding tutorial for grayscale, color, binocular, and video to produce primary visual cortex neural receptive fields. Society for Neuroscience conference (SfN 2019) Oct 19, 2019..
Albert, M., Mummidisetty, C., Tabashum, T., Jayaraman, A. (2019). PCA Composite Evaluation of Outcomes for Microprocessor Knee versus Mechanical Knee in Individuals with Dysvascular Transfemoral Amputations. Biomedical Engineering Society conference (BMES 2019).
Saffo, D., Kilmarx, J., Borhani, S., Abiri, R., Zhao, X., Albert, M. (2018). Convolutional Neural Networks for a Cursor Control Brain Computer Interface. Biomedical Engineering Society conference (BMES 2018).
Journal Article
Behpour, S., Mohammadi, M., Albert, M. V., Alam, Z. S., Wang, L., Xiao, T. (2021). Automatic trend detection: Time-biased document clustering. Knowledge-Based Systems. 220(106907), 13. Denton: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2021.106907
Zelman, S., Dow, M., Tabashum, T., Xiao, T., Albert, M. V. (2020). Accelerometer-based automated counting of ten exercises without exercise-specific training or tuning. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, vol. 2020, Article ID 8869134, 6 pages, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8869134.
Albert, M., Sugianto, A., Nickele, K., Zavos, P., Sindu, P., Ali, M., Kwon, S. (2020). Albert MV, Sugiano A, Nickele K, Zavos P, Sindu P, Ali M, Kwon S (2020) Hidden Markov Model-based Activity Recognition for Toddlers. Physiological Measurement 41 (2) 25003.. Other.
Kwon, S., Zavos, P., Nickele, K., Sugianto, A., Albert, M. (2019). Kwon S, Zavos P, Nickele K, Sugianto A, Albert MV (2019) Hip and Wrist-Worn Accelerometer Data Analysis for Toddler Activities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16(14), 2598.. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16(14), 2598. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.
Sok, P., Xiao, T., Azeze, Y., Jayaraman, A., Albert, M. (2018). Activity Recognition for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Subjects using Hidden Markov Models. IEEE Sensors 18(15), 6369-6374..
Albert, M., Courtois, M. (2017). Albert MV, Azeze Y, Courtois M, Jayaraman A. (2017) In-lab versus at-home activity recognition in ambulatory subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 14:10. doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0222-5.
Albert, M. (2016). Deems-Dluhy SL, Jayaraman C, Green S, Albert MV, Jayaraman A (2016) Evaluating the functionality and usability of two novel wheelchair anti-rollback devices for ramp ascent in manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury, PM&R, doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.
Albert, M. (2016). Orendorff EE, Kalesinskas L, Palumbo RT and Albert MV (2016) Bayesian Analysis of Perceived Eye Level. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 10:135. doi:10.3389/fncom.2016.00135.
Albert, M. (2014). Albert MV, Deeny S, McCarthy C, Valentin J, Herrmann M, Jayaraman A. Monitoring Daily Function in Individuals with Transfemoral Amputations using a Commercial Activity Monitor. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (in press). Other. http://www.pmrjournal.org/article/S1934-1482(14)00279-2/abstract
Albert, M. (2014). Antos S, Albert MV, Kording K (2014) Hand, belt, pocket, or bag: practical activity tracking with mobile phones. Journal of Neuroscience Methods - Special issue on motion capture techniques in animal models and humans (231) 22-30. Other.
Albert, M., Deeny, S., McCarthy, C., Valentin, J., Jayaraman, A. (2014). Monitoring daily function in persons with transfemoral amputations using a commercial activity monitor: a feasibility study. Other. 6(12), 1120--1127.
Albert, M. (2013). Albert MV, McCarthy C, Valentin J, Herrmann M, Kording K, Jayaraman A (2013) Monitoring functional capability of individuals with lower limb amputations using mobile phones. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65340.. PLOS One.
Albert, M. (2013). Mhatra PV, Vilares I, Stibb SM, Albert MV, Pickering L, Marciniak C, Kording K, Toledo S (2013) Wii Fit Balance Board Playing Improves Balance and Gait in Parkinson Disease. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 3 (10) S264. Other.
Albert, M. (2012). Albert MV, Catz N, Their P, Kording KP (2012) Saccadic gain adaptation is predicted by the statistics of natural fluctuation in oculomotor function. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 6:96. Other.
Albert, M. (2012). Albert MV, Kording KP, Herrmann M, Jayaraman A (2012) Fall classification by machine learning using mobile phones. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36556. PLOS One.
Albert, M. (2012). Albert MV, Toledo S, Shapiro M, Kording KP (2012) Using mobile phones for activity recognition in Parkinson’s patients. Frontiers in Neurology 3:158. Other.
Murtaugh, B., Albert, M., Karvelas, K., Marciniak, C. M., Toledo, S. D. (2012). Poster 365 Does a Supervised Program in Physical Therapy and/or Occupational Therapy Improve Pain Scores in Patients with Parkinson Disease?. Other. 4, S314--S315.
Albert, M. (2011). Albert MV, Kording KP (2011) Determining posture from physiological tremor. Experimental Brain Research. 215 (3), 247-255. Experimental Brain Research.
Albert, M. (2011). Fernandes HL*, Albert MV*, Kording KP (2011) (* contrib equally) Measuring generalization of visuomotor perturbations in wrist movements using mobile phones. PLoS ONE 6(5): e20290.. PLOS One.
Fernandes, H. L., Albert, M., Kording, K. P. (2011). Measuring generalization of visuomotor perturbations in wrist movements using mobile phones. PLOS One. 6(5), . Public Library of Science.
Toledo, S. D., Albert, M., Kording, K., Marciniak, C. M., Mhatre, P. V., Pickering, L., Stibb, S. M., Vilares, I. (2011). Poster 268 Wii Video Game Balance-board Training: Does It Improve Balance and Gait in Adults With Parkinson Disease?. Other. 3, S264--S264.
Albert, M. (2008). Albert MV, Schnabel A, Field DJ (2008) Innate Visual Learning through Spontaneous Activity Patterns. PLoS Computational Biology 4(8). PLOS Computational Biology.
Albert, M. (2007). Sohn, M-H, Albert MV, Stenger VA, Jung K-J, Carter CS, & Anderson JR (2007) Anticipation of conflict monitoring in the anterior cingulate cortex and the prefrontal cortex. Proceedings of National Academy of Science, 104(25): 10330.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Albert, M. (2005). Anderson, JR, Albert MV, & Fincham JM (2005) Tracing Problem Solving in Real Time: fMRI Analysis of the Subject-Paced Tower of Hanoi. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 1261-1274.. Other.
Anderson, J. R., Albert, M., Fincham, J. M. (2005). Tracing problem solving in real time: fMRI analysis of the subject-paced Tower of Hanoi. Other. 17(8), 1261--1274. MIT Press 238 Main St., Suite 500, Cambridge, MA 02142-1046 USA journals~….
Albert, M. (2003). Faeder J, Albert MV, and Ladanyi BM (2003) Molecular dynamics simulations of the interior of aqueous reverse micelles. A comparison between sodium and potassium counterions. Langmuir, 19, 2514-2520.. Langmuir.
Faeder, J., Albert, M., Ladanyi, B. M. (2003). Molecular dynamics simulations of the interior of aqueous reverse micelles: A comparison between sodium and potassium counterions. Langmuir. 19(6), 2514--2520. ACS Publications.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Albert, M. (2014). Use of Fitbit Activity Monitor Successfully Assessed Transfemoral Amputee Activity Levels. http://www.healio.com/orthotics-prosthetics/prosthetics/news/print/o-and-p-news/%7Ba0779160-8284-4839-9b36-7d3ebd65ab32%7D/use-of-fitbit-activity-monitor-successfully-assessed-transfemoral-amputee-activity-levels
Other
Kording, K., Albert, M., Levien, A. (2018). Medical evaluation system and method using sensors in mobile devices.
Heinemann, A. W., Jerousek, S., Sliwa, J., French, E., Garcia, E., Thomas, M., McKula, T., Snyder, T., Henry, M., Kording, K., others, (2015). Systems and methods for a rehabilitation dashboard.
PhD Thesis
Albert, M. (2010). Albert MV (2010) Normative Visual Development: innate learning in the early visual system, Ph.D. Thesis, Field of Computational Biology, Cornell University..
Review of Published Work
Albert, M. (2015). Electronic Activity Monitors Could be Helpful in Clinical, Public Health, Rehabilitation Settings. Orthotics / Prosthetics News. http://www.healio.com/orthotics-prosthetics/prosthetics/news/print/o-and-p-news/%7Ba0779160-8284-4839-9b36-7d3ebd65ab32%7D/use-of-fitbit-activity-monitor-successfully-assessed-transfemoral-amputee-activity-levels
Technical Report
Albert, M. (2015). Albert MV (2015) The Brain Geography Mini-Course: a neuroscience outreach effort. Loyola University e-commons report..

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Albert, M., "Machine Learning to Human Learning: leveraging applied computational strategies to understand human cognition," Sponsored by Sapienza University of Rome, $4000 Funded. (May 2015).
Fellowship
Yanar, J. (Principal), Morrison, R. (Supporting), Albert, M. (Supporting), Martsberger, C. (Supporting), "Development of a neural connectivity toolbox for human scalp electroencephalography recordings and its application to the study of cognitive aging," Sponsored by LUROP: Carbon Scholars Program, Other, $15000 Funded. (August 2015May 2017).
Albert, M., "Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Student Fellowship," Sponsored by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, $24000 Funded. (June 2016December 2016).
Albert, M., "Impact of retrotransposons on plant evolution," $15000 Funded. (August 2014July 2016).
Albert, M., "Provost Fellowship for Gordon Kratz's project: Automated depth perception as a behaviorally-relevant metric for the innate learning paradigm," Other, $1000 Funded. (20142014).
Albert, M., "NSF Graduate Research Fellowship," $90000 Funded. (20052008).
Albert, M., "NSF Nonlinear Systems IGERT Fellowship," $30000 Funded. (20042005).
Albert, M., "Fulbright Fellowship," $20000 Funded. (20002001).
Albert, M., "Goldwater Scholarship," $20000 Funded. (19992000).
Albert, M., "Pittsburg State Presidential Scholarship," Sponsored by Pittsburg State University, Local, $100000 Funded. (19961999).
Grant - Research
Zhao, H., Albert, M., "REU Site: Interdisciplinary Research Experience on Accelerated Deep Learning through A Hardware-Software Collaborative Approach," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $398684 Funded. (20212024).
Albert, M. (Principal), "Fall Catcher: Wearable Airbag Technology to Mitigate Falls in Individuals with Stroke (yearly subcontract)," Sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal, $19468 Funded. (20202023).
Yang, H., Tune, J., Albert, M., "Clinical trial in a dish for studying antihypertensive drug induced cardiovascular malformation and dysfunction in gestational hypertension," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $7800 Funded. (20212022).
Albert, M. (Principal), "Machine learning prediction using quantitative gait analysis data to suggest and support interventions for pediatric patients with movement disorders," Sponsored by Shriners Children's Hospitals (system-wide), Private, $111218 Funded. (20202021).
Albert, M., "Google Compute Platform $5000 Research Credit "Modeling aspects of early binocular visual development by optimizing depth perception"," $5000 Funded. (20182019).
Albert, M., "NIH R01 subcontract of "Understanding Real-Life Falls in Amputees using Mobile Phone Technology"," Sponsored by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), $4000 Funded. (2017).
Albert, M., "Summer research stipend for "Behaviorally-relevant scoring of binocular visual development models by depth perception"," Sponsored by Loyola, $7000 Funded. (June 2017August 2017).
Albert, M., "Computer Science Summer Research Program - IIE funding," Sponsored by Institute for International Education, $65000 Funded. (May 2016July 2016).
Albert, M., Greenberg, R. I., Harrington, A. N., "CS Seminar special funding project," Sponsored by CAS, Other, $2000 Funded. (20142015).
Tingley, P., Albert, M., Lauve, A., "Summer "SAGE days" Workshop," Other, $2000 Funded. (June 2014July 2014).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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out of 7
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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